Tuesday, February 23, 2010


* 'J'lem city wall dates back to King Solomon' Ancient stone fortifications that were recently uncovered outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City date back some 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon.

* 'Netanyahu could start a war' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to include Jewish landmarks in the West Bank in the government's new list of heritage sites is a "severe provocation".

* About 50 Turkish commanders held over coup plot Turkish police detained about 50 military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the Islamic-rooted government.

* West Bank strike over Israeli tomb heritage claim A strike has been called by the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem in protest at Israel's move to claim two West Bank shrines as heritage sites.

* Iran to 'hide nuclear plants inside mountains' Iran said on Monday it is considering plans to build two new uranium enrichment plants concealed inside mountains to avert air strikes, drawing condemnation from the United States.

* Ya'alon heads delegation to China Israel on Tuesday said Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon will lead a high-level delegation next week to China.

* Jericho, again A decision by the PA to stamp out terrorism and incitement against Israel would constitute a huge step on the road to independence.

* US Islamic Envoy: Wrong Words or Wrong Choice? The Obama administration's special envoy to the Islamic world has been caught red-faced in a statement he previously denied having made.

* Sweden continues attack on US appointment Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said the EU commission's sneaky way of handling a recent US appointment will not be repeated.

* Hungary passes Holocaust denial bill Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a bill making Holocaust denial punishable by up to three years in prison, but the measure may be unconstitutional.